Welcome to Year 2

Welcome back to everyone and we hope you've had a fantastic summer. We have lots of exciting things planned over this half term which we are sure the children will thoroughly enjoy.

 

Curriculum 

Next week we will be having a 'Healthy Living' themed week. The children will have the opportunity to find out about how to keep fit and healthy including learning about what type of foods we should be eating, food groups and why we exercise. The children will also be able to make a healthy snack which we will be advertising to sell during that week.

Our main theme for this half term is 'Fire, Fire' where we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London. We will learn lots of historical facts, as well as changes that happened in London over the years. We will think about what it was like at that time and look at writing descriptions and recounts. We will also study different features and styles of buildings and be able to make our own Tudor building.

In Maths we will be learning about number including addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and money.

As we are working towards SATs at the end of the year, we will be continually practising English skills including Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.

 

Homework 

  • Children are encouraged to read at least 5 times a week - Planners will be checked on a Monday
  • Lucky Listeners reading task will be set every Friday
  • Spellings will be set every Friday and a spelling test will be carried out every Friday
  • Blast off Maths will be carried out on a Tuesday so children are encouraged to practise throughout the week 

 

Please ensure that planners are in school every day, spelling journals are in school on Fridays and Lucky Listener sheets are returned on a Friday too.

 

Reminders 

PE kits should be in school every day.

PE lessons this term will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Children will need to remove their own earrings or ensure they are taken out before school on those days.

 

We will be having a 'Meet the teacher' session on Monday 24th September at 2.45pm where you will find out about expectations for Year 2 and a few changes that are being implemented across school. It will also give parents the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming year.

 

Mrs Morgan and I are looking forward to the new year ahead. Here's to all the new learning and fun we will have!

Miss Moss